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EDI’s African Financial & Economic Data Launches Its 2.0 Version – 3 New Packages Are Introduced

African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) a provider of definitive financial and economic intelligence on Africa and product of Exchange Data International (EDI), announces the release of version 2.0 of its online service.

London, 7 December 2016 – AFED provides subscribers access to a comprehensive suite of Africa’s economic, macro-economic and financial information. In version 2.0, subscribers have more control over the data and a brand-new subscription based, package system is introduced – Country Profile, Sector Focus and Data Hub.   “We listened to clients and have made substantial changes to the database. Clients can now subscribe to individual countries or sectors. In addition, the data is available via data feeds. As commodity prices stabilise and economic uncertainty hits the developed world, Africa will become relatively attractive. The AFED database contains the information required to make informed decisions about investments in Africa.” – said Jonathan Bloch CEO of Exchange Data International.

Divided in 13 Topics (National Accounts; Government Finance; Money & Banking; Inflation, Prices & Wages; Geography & Environment; Balance of Payments & Trade; Total Debt: Domestic & External; Business & Industry; Resources & Energy; Employment, Income & Poverty; Politics, Government & Society; Population & Health; Education) and with +3,000 key economic indicators, Country Profile provides in-depth coverage for all 54 African economies.

Sector Focus allows users to access economic and financial indicators, on all 54 African economies, for their sector of interest. Subscribers can select from a list of 15 Sectors: Agriculture, Fishing & Farming; Automotive & Transportation; Education; Employment, Income & Poverty; Energy; Environment & Infrastructure; Financial Sector; Governance, Politics and Violence; Health & Pharmaceuticals; Information & Communications Technology (ICT); Manufacturing, Retail & Wholesale; Population; Real Estate, Building & Construction; Trade; Travel & Tourism.

With over 26.5 million data records for over 50,000 key economic and financial indicators, Data Hub contains everything in the database. For ease of use, Data Hub is divided into 7 datasets: Economic Data, Exchange Rates, Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Closing Prices and Calendars (Public Holidays, Economic Calendar and Bond Auctions). Users can query each of the available datasets individually, produce time series analysis, extract the customised reports and easily commingle datasets. “We strive to give our clients the best possible options to make the data selection process as easy as possible. We cover more than 190 sources (divided into local, international, and regional) for easy comparison and analysis. Clients can stay on top of expected and confirmed releases via our economic calendar” – said Ilze Gouws, AFED Project Leader.

AFED focuses on local sources and complements the data with carefully selected international ones to provide the highest quality data.  All figures are reported as published by the source leaving subscribers the choice to adjust if required.   For anyone already with, or now seeking, an African footprint, AFED provides direct access to standardised, comprehensive and clear data, derived only from trusted, named sources.   Visit www.africadata.com for more detailed information on the different datasets and request a 1-month free trial.

About African Financial & Economic Data:   African Financial & Economic Data (AFED) is a product of Exchange Data International and provides definitive economic intelligence on Africa. AFED’s unparalleled overview of all 54 African economies provides interested parties in African countries with the detailed financial and economic information they need to make good political, financial, strategic and investment decisions. Learn more at https://www.africadata.com/.

About Exchange Data International: Exchange Data International helps the global financial and investment community make informed decisions through the provision of fast, accurate, timely and affordable data reference services. EDI’s extensive content database includes worldwide equity and fixed income corporate actions, dividends, static reference data, closing prices and shares outstanding, delivered via data feeds and the Internet. The firm covers all major markets with special emphasis on emerging and frontier markets e.g. Africa, Asia, Far East, Latin America and Middle East. EDI is based in London, with offices in New York, India and Morocco. For more information about EDI, please visit http://www.exchange-data.com.